Studies report “no accountability” for racism in UK film and TV

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A “lack of knowledge” has been found in this area.

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Two milestone studies have pointed out that the UK film and TV industry is failing to monitor and evaluate its diversity initiatives.

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Both industries have made public commitments in recent years to be better represented.

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Now the study, commissioned by Film and TV Charity, has concluded that the agendas and initiatives implemented avoid any critical questioning of racism in any industry.


as reported by Diversity, the studies also noted that there is “no formal accountability” on racism in the industry.

Sasha Salmon, a senior expert on racism and equality, told the publication: “Many of the commitments made by large institutions in the UK point to ‘diversity schemes’. There are strong and very mixed views about whether these are valuable or just There are demonstrators.”

With regard to the film industry, the research found that “there is a marked absence of an account, analysis or explanation from various institutions and organizations as to why such schemes and initiatives have produced stable or in many cases regressive results for black and ethnic minorities.” . “

The study prompts film and TV producers to make their data regarding diversity public, employing external reviews of their anti-racism policies.

Although UK-centric, these findings come in the wake of the Emmys 2021 controversy. Despite the most racially diverse field of nominees in its history – Hollywood Reporter 44 percent of the nominees analyzed were people of color—white actors included all 12 leading and supporting acting categories at the ceremony, leading to the hashtag #emmyssowhite.

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